Davis 2021 Climate Speaker Series: Mark Reiff on Climate Change and Capitalism
Join the Davis Friends Meeting for the next speaker in our Davis Climate Speaker Series 2021: Mark Reiff on Climate Change and Capitalism, online 7 pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The event is being co-sponsored by the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice, and Cool Davis Coalition.
From Prof. Reiff: “Many of those who see the damage that climate change has brought down upon us, and the threat of even greater damage looming on the horizon, believe that is capitalism that has brought us to the brink of disaster. But I think this way of understanding the problem is a mistake. Capitalism is an economic system, and as an economic system, it is not designed to implement social policy, only economic policy. Implementing social policy is the job of our political system. Climate change is accordingly the result of the failure our political system to reign in the conduct of economic actors, not the system that defines who those actors are. In this talk, I will explain what the political failures that plague us are and why they have occurred, and show that rather than encouraging the mismanagement of our environment, capitalism actually explains where we have gone wrong. Indeed, if we simply take the principles of capitalism more seriously, we can find all the justification that we need for addressing our environmental problems rather than ignoring them.”
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The following speakers in the series will be:
Hugh Safford – Fire Trends in California – Thursday, April 29
Ermias Kebreab – The Green Moo Deal Thursday, May 13
Mark R. Reiff is the author of five books: In the Name of Liberty: The Argument for Universal Unionization (Cambridge University Press, 2020); On Unemployment, Volume I and II (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015); Exploitation and Economic Justice in the Liberal Capitalist State (Oxford University Press, 2013); and Punishment, Compensation, and Law: A Theory of Enforceability (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Dr. Reiff has taught political, legal, and moral philosophy at the University of Manchester, the University of Durham, the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Sonoma State University, and the University of California at Davis, and in 2008-09 was a Faculty Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
Please join the Davis Electrical Vehicle Association on Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual meeting open to newbies and owners alike.
Agenda: Welcome & introductions
Hot topics – Share recent EV news that you’ve heard
National Drive Electric Week – Planning for Davis’s September 25 event
New Valley Clean Energy EV rebate program – Sierra Huffman, Valley Clean Energy
EVs for the long haul: the future for heavy-duty trucks – Ash Dalal, DEVA
Highlights of Norway EV symposium – Katrina Sutton, DEVA
We’ll end with a general discussion of EVs and also open the meeting to questions, especially from people who are new to EVs.
Please register in advance for this meeting.
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The community review period for the City’s draft 2020-2040 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is open to the public for an extended 60-day period that will close on Oct 10.
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DEVA invites you for their Aug 10 6pm virtual meeting open to newbies and owners alike.
Hot topics – National Drive Electric Week planning - New @VCleanEnergy Electric Vehicle rebates – trucks updates.
Register for Zoom link https://www.cooldavis.org/civicrm/mailing/url/?u=16389&qid=283181